Forward Regulatory Plan: 2017-2019

A forward regulatory plan is a public list or description of anticipated regulatory changes or actions that a department intends to bring forward or undertake in a specified time frame. It is intended to give consumers, business, other stakeholders and trading partners greater opportunity to inform the development of regulations and to plan for the future. It should be noted that this forward regulatory plan will be adjusted and updated over time as Transport Canada's operating environment also changes over time.

This plan provides information on planned and potential regulatory initiatives that Transport Canada expects to bring forward over the next two years. It also identifies public consultation opportunities and a departmental contact point for each regulatory initiative.

  1. Canadian Aviation Regulations (Emergency Locator Transmitters - ELT)
  2. Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I and VI – Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders)
  3. Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I, III and VI to VIII — Water Airports)
  4. Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations – Runway End Safety Area (RESA) New
  5. Amendments To The Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 (Aviation Security Programs For Air Carriers, As Well As Revitalization Of The Regulation And Integration Of Disclosed Air Carrier Security Measures) New
  6. Environmental Response Regulations (Phase I)
  7. Regulations Amending the Administrative Monetary Penalties and Notices (CSA, 2001) Regulations
  8. Regulations Amending The Marine Personnel Regulations
  9. Regulations Amending the Fishing Vessels Safety Regulations (Construction Requirements) New
  10. Regulations Amending the Vessel Certificates Regulations New
  11. Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations 2017 New
  12. Regulations Amending the Small Vessel Regulations - Phase II New
  13. Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (National Safety Marks and Importation)
  14. Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Notice of Defect and Notice of Non-Compliance)
  15. Regulations Amending the Commercial Drivers Hours of Service Regulations (Electronic Logging Devices and Other Amendments)
  16. Passenger Rail Security Regulations
  17. Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations – Part 6 – Training
  18. Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Part 7, Emergency Response Assistance Plan)

Regulatory Initiatives that have already been published in the Canada Gazette Part 1 can be found at the "Recently in the Canada Gazette" page

Canadian Aviation Regulations (Emergency Locator Transmitters - ELT)

Description of the objective

Objective: The overall objectives of the proposed regulatory amendment are to safeguard aviation safety in Canada by ensuring that ELTs on Canadian aircraft are transmitting at the monitored 406 MHz frequency, to ensure that the Canadian civil aviation system fulfills its international obligations and that it approaches harmonization with our international partners where possible in order to facilitate cross-border trade.

Description: Transport Canada proposes to make the 406 MHz ELT mandatory for aircraft which are currently required to carry ELT(s). One year of implementation time will be provided for commercial aircraft owners and 604 private operators and a five year implementation time frame will be provided for non-commercial private aircraft owners who use their aircraft for recreation.

Additionally, TC proposes to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) to incorporate the current exemption which provides relief to Canadian Installers of 406 MHz capable ELTs from complying with the avionics specialized maintenance requirements of section 571.04 of the CARs.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

OPI: Civil Avaiation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

This proposed regulation was sent to Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council members as a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) for consultation on June 11, 2015. The comment period ended on September 11, 2015.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2018.

Departmental contact

Michel Béland
Director, Policy and Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: (613) 949-2385
Email: Michel.Beland@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I and VI – Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders)

Description of the objective

Objective: To enhance the capture of Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) information needed for accident investigation purposes.

Description: These proposed amendments would:

  • increase the duration of CVR recordings to 2 hours;
  • require physical separation of the CVR and flight data recorder (FDR) when both are required; and
  • Require a dedicated independent power supply to power the CVR and cockpit area microphone for a period of 10 minutes whenever normal aircraft power sources to the CVR are interrupted .

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

OPI: Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

External stakeholder consultation via the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) took place in 2009 and 2011. An update on the progress of this regulatory initiative was provided to industry stakeholders at the October 2013 CARAC Plenary.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2017.

Departmental contact

Michel Béland
Director, Policy and Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: (613) 949-2385
Email: Michel.Beland@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I, III and VI to VIII — Water Airports)

Description of the objective

Objective: To raise the current certified water aerodromes safety level to one comparable to that found at certified land airports.

Description: These proposed amendments would establish the aerodrome safety components necessary for a water aerodrome to be certified as an airport. The proposed regulations would require a potential water airport operator to consult with the local government respecting the proposed water airport and adjacent lands as part of the application process. The Minister would consider this consultation in the decision to issue a water airport certificate.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

OPI: Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

These proposed amendments were recommended by the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council, which includes representatives of government, associations (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, Air Transport Association of Canada), water airport operators (Transport Canada – Victoria Harbour) and airlines (Harbour Air, West Coast Air), and other interested groups (NAV CANADA, Greater Victoria Marine Air Safety Society).

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Michel Béland
Director, Policy and Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: (613) 949-2385
Email: Michel.Beland@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations – Runway End Safety Area (RESA) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To reduce passenger risk exposure and severity of damage to aircraft as a result of the aircraft undershooting (landing short) or overrunning (landing long) a runway.

Description: The proposed amendments would require the installation of RESA, or an equivalent Engineered Materials Arrestor System at the end of each runway at specified Canadian airports. This proposed amendment will better align Canada with the most current ICAO standards.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

OPI: Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Stakeholder consultation took place in 2016 via the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I early 2018.

Departmental contact

Marie-Anne Dromaguet
Chief, Regulatory Affairs
Policy and Regulatory Services
Tel.: (613)-990-1184
Email: Marie-Anne.Dromaguet@tc.gc.ca

Amendments To The Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 (Aviation Security Programs For Air Carriers, As Well As Revitalization Of The Regulation And Integration Of Disclosed Air Carrier Security Measures) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To introduce air carrier security management program requirements, clarify and modernize existing requirements, eliminate provisions that are no longer needed, address issues raised by stakeholders, and integrate provisions into the CASR 2012 that have been disclosed, consistent with Aeronautics Act.

Description: The proposed amendments would give the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) the legal authority to break a lock or seal to open a locked checked bag that requires additional screening (note that this function is currently being performed by air carriers today). In addition, the proposed amendments would incorporate the second phase of the One-Stop Security Program. Additional amendments could be made to incorporate security measures that have been disclosed and no longer need to be confidential.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

OPI: Aviation Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Wendy Nixon
Director Air Cargo Security
Tel.: Tel.: (613) 990-1282
Email: Wendy.Nixon@tc.gc.ca

Environmental Response Regulations (Phase I)

Description of the objective

Objective: The objective is to improve the effectiveness of Canada’s Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime, through its capacity and preparedness to respond to marine incidents.

Description: Phase 1 of the Environmental Response Regulations will deal with matters related to the pollution prevention and response to marine spills from vessels and oil handling facilities. These proposed regulations will be in line with the CSA 2001 and will include changes reflected in Bill C-3 which was passed in Parliament in December 2014. These proposed Regulations will repeal and replace Part 2 of the existing Response Organizations and Oil Handling Facilities Regulations and the Environmental Response Arrangements Regulations in its entirety.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

OPI: Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

The consultation process took place from May 1 – July 4, 2016, when a discussion paper and draft standards were sent out through the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) distribution list. In addition, the Regional TC offices forwarded the proposed package directly to Oil Handling Facilities for stakeholder response. All comments have been received and are under review.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2018.

Departmental contact

Sean Payne
Manager, Environmental Response Program
Navigation Safety & Environmental Programs
Tel.: (613) 990-5913
Email: Sean.Payne@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Administrative Monetary Penalties and Notices (CSA, 2001) Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: The amendment will increase the scope of enforcement tools for five regulations that are currently in force.

Description: This proposal seeks to make a consequential amendment to the Administrative Monetary Penalties and Notices Regulations to designate new violations pursuant to the following regulations:

  • Small Vessel Regulations;
  • Collision Regulations;
  • Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations;
  • Safety Management Regulations;
  • Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations; and
  • Fire and Boat Drills Regulations.

Moreover, new administrative penalties are also proposed for new provisions added to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 which relate to part 8 (Pollution Prevention and Response) of the Act.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

OPI: Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

The last public consultations on these regulations were made to the Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight (Small Vessels) Standing Committee which was held April 20, 2016.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2017.

Departmental contact

Scott Weatherdon
Chief, Regulatory Issues
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: (613) 990-1704
Email: Scott.Weatherdon@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Marine Personnel Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: The objective of this amendment is to bring Canada’s regulatory regime in line with three major conventions to which Canada is a signatory.

Description: Three conventions to which Canada are a signatory are driving this regulatory amendment project:

  1. the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and its associated Codes, adopted at the International Marine Organization’s Manila Conference on June 25, 2010, set the standards of competence for seafarers internationally and must be implemented in Canadian regulations in order to achieve full compliance with the STCW by January 1st, 2017;
  2. The International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F), which was ratified on September 29th, 2011 and came into force on September 29th, 2012; and
  3. 2014 Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

OPI: Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

This regulatory project has been presented at every National Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) between the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2015. The latest consultation date occurred at CMAC once again at the Personnel Standing Committee on April 20, 2016.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Scott Weatherdon
Chief, Regulatory Issues
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: (613) 990-1704
Email: Scott.Weatherdon@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Fishing Vessels Safety Regulations (Construction Requirements) New

Description of the objective

Objective: The proposed regulations will address the construction requirements for small fishing vessels less than 24 meters in length or less than 150 gross tonnage. The amendments also respond to outstanding Transportation Safety Board recommendations.

Description: This regulatory initiative is part of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 regulatory reform project and is the second phase for the changes to the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations (now called the Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations - due to a name change under Phase I amendments).  The regulations contain provisions for the construction of small fishing vessels less than 24 meters in length and less than 150 gross tonnage.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

OPI: Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Public consultations will be ongoing throughout the process.  Face-to-face consultations will take place at the 2017 Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) meeting(s).

Consultations were held during the information sessions for Phase I implementation during fall 2016 and winter 2017 which were held coast-to-coast with two sessions in the Atlantic region, one in the Pacific, one in Quebec, one in the Prairie and Northern Region, and one in Ontario.  This was a joint information session with the
Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters Federation.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2019.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development
Legislative, Regulatory, Policy And International Affairs
Tel.: (613) 991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Vessel Certificates Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: The amendments are required to modernize and enhance vessel inspection and certification regimes under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

Description: This regulatory initiative will consolidate inspection requirements currently included in various regulations and adopt principles set out in the international Harmonized System of Survey and Certification code. It will also implement a coordinated system of inspection and certification in Canada for vessels subject to mandatory certification inspections.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

OPI: Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

This regulatory project was presented at every National Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) between the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2013.

Stakeholders have been actively engaged in the policy development required in support of this regulatory initiative. Stakeholder support is positive, and no specific comments or concerns have been expressed to date.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2019.

Departmental contact

Rebecca Shewfelt
Policy Analyst
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: (613) 286-7489
Email: rebecca.shewfelt@tc.gc.ca

Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations 2017 New

Description of the objective

Objective: Addition of new restrictions and corrections of geographic locations..

Description: Proposed amendments based on applications from local authorities for new restrictions as well as amendments to correct geographic locations.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

OPI: Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2018.

Departmental contact

Katie Frenette
Senior Marine Analyst
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: (613) 949-4627
Email: Katie.Frenette@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Small Vessel Regulations - Phase II New

Description of the objective

Objective: Modernize construction and safety equipment requirements for vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage..

Description: These regulations would modernize construction and safety equipment requirements for vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage (upper limit of current Small Vessel Regulations) and 24 meters (lower limit of proposed Vessel Construction Equipment Regulations).

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

OPI: Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2018.

Departmental contact

Luc Tremblay
Executive Director, Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight & Boating Safety
Safety and Security group
Tel.: (613) 949-3819
Email: Luc.Tremblay@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (National Safety Marks and Importation)

Description of the objective

Objective: To amend the Regulations to prescribe conditions under which vehicles not satisfying sections 5 and 6 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act can be imported into Canada (from the United States and Mexico); to modify the importation regime currently set out in section 11 and Schedule VII; to modify the Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations to incorporate the tire National Safety Mark (NSM) symbol; and to make administrative adjustments to the regulations and address concerns raised by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJCSR).

Description: This amendment proposes to fulfill our North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) obligations by:

  • allowing vehicles to be imported from Mexico;
  • modifying the sections of the Regulations that will no longer be in line with the amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, including the process for importing vehicles sold at the retail level in the United States and the tire NSM;
  • clarifying the importation requirements for vehicles that fall under section 11;
  • adding a minimum speed for vehicles to exclude vehicles of low speed;
  • defining a commonly used expression to avoid possible confusion (time of main assembly/date of manufacture); and
  • Resolving an issue raised by the SJCSR: the correct use of Schedule II.

Enabling Act: Motor Vehicle Safety Act

OPI: Motor Vehicle Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Transport Canada maintains a Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan which is updated and distributed to stakeholders upon request. This Regulation Plan is updated several times per year. Comments or questions in regards to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations Plan are accepted at any time. The Motor Vehicle Safety group meets with many associations each year and this Regulation Plan is used as the basis for the meetings. Anyone wishing to be added to the distribution list of the E-mailed Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan need simply Email-
RegulationsClerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

It is anticipated that there will be a 75-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2017.

Departmental contact

Dan Davis
Chief, Standards and Regulations
Motor Vehicle Safety
Tel.: (613) 998-1956
Email: RegulationsClerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Notice of Defect and Notice of Non-Compliance)

Description of the objective

Objective: To update the requirements within the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations for issuing Notice of Defects and to introduce new requirements for issuing a Notice of Non-Compliance.

Description: Introduce new requirements and clarify existing requirements for issuing Notices of Defects and Non-Compliance, including the form and manner for manufacturers to provide Defect and Non-Compliance information to Canadian vehicle owners.

Enabling Act: Motor Vehicle Safety Act

OPI: Motor Vehicle Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Transport Canada maintains a Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan which is updated and distributed to stakeholders upon request. This Regulation Plan is updated several times per year. Comments or questions in regards to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations Plan are accepted at any time. The Motor Vehicle Safety group meets with many associations each year and this Regulation Plan is used as the basis for the meetings. Anyone wishing to be added to the distribution list of the E-mailed Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan need simply Email-
RegulationsClerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

It is anticipated that there will be a 75-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2017.

Departmental contact

Dan Davis
Chief, Standards and Regulations
Motor Vehicle Safety
Tel.: (613) 998-1956
Email: RegulationsClerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Commercial Drivers Hours of Service Regulations (Electronic Logging Devices and Other Amendments)

Description of the objective

Objective: To amend the federal Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations (Regulations) to require the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) operated by federally-regulated motor carriers and commercial vehicle drivers to electronically track Hours of Service and demonstrate compliance with the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations.

Description: Proposed amendments to require the use of electronic logging devices for federally-regulated motor carriers (trucks and bus) and drivers to electronically track hours of service.

Enabling Act: Motor Vehicle Safety Act

OPI: Motor Vehicle Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Pre-consultations with provinces/territories and industry stakeholders on the regulatory proposal were held in spring/summer 2016. Canadians will have the opportunity to comment following pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2017.

Departmental contact

Brian Orrbine
Chief, Motor Carrier Safety, Road Safety
Tel.: (613) 990-8855
Email: Brian.Orrbine@tc.gc.ca

Passenger Rail Security Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To introduce a regulatory framework to enhance the security of passenger rail transportation in Canada.

Description: The proposed regulations could introduce requirements for passenger rail companies, including:

  1. security risk assessments;
  2. security plans that address the assessed risks;
  3. security training for employees (security awareness training as well as security plan training for those with responsibilities under the plan or security roles or responsibilities);
  4. security inspections of passenger trains and cars;
  5. security exercises;
  6. rail security coordinators; and
  7. Security incident reporting to TC.

Enabling Act: Railway Safety Act

OPI: Intermodal Surface, Security and Emergency Preparedness

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary consultations with the railway industry took place across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg) between Fall 2016 and Winter 2016/2017. In general, stakeholders expressed support for developing passenger rail security regulations. Comments received are currently under review, and will be considered when developing the draft regulations.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2018.

Departmental contact

Peter Lavallee
Director, Surface and Inter-modal Security Policy
Tel.: (613) 949-7792
Email: Peter.Lavallee@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations – Part 6 – Training

Description of the objective

Objective: To increase compliance and improve public safety by ensuring that people who transport dangerous goods have the knowledge and skills to perform their jobs, and to further clarify the regulatory requirements.

Description: Transport Canada is proposing to:

  1. Better define what it means for someone to be “adequately trained” by developing a competency-based framework to identify the skills needed and performance expected for specific job functions.
  2. Develop a national standard outlining the requirements for competency-based training and assessment.
  3. Develop awareness-level testing (TDG 101), and a guidance manual, for TDG regulatory requirements.

Enabling Act: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

OPI: Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary consultations were held from fall 2015 to winter 2016. Consultations on the white paper held via the TC website and online discussion forum from December 6, 2016 to February 28, 2016.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in winter 2018.

Departmental contact

Geneviève Sansoucy
Chief, Regulatory Development, Regulatory Affairs
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Tel.: (613) 990-5766
Email: Genevieve.Sansoucy@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Part 7, Emergency Response Assistance Plan)

Description of the objective

Objective: To enhance the capacity to respond to dangerous goods transport emergencies through improvements to ERAP requirements.

To address recommendations of the Emergency Response Task Force (ERTF) published in December 2016.

Description: The proposed amendments would enhance the capacity to respond to dangerous goods transport emergencies through improvements to ERAP requirements to address recommendations of the Emergency Response Task Force (ERTF).

This includes:

  • Review activation of ERAPs (responds to ERTF recommendations)
  • Review Tiered Service Levels for Response (responds to ERTF recommendations)
  • Address New Issues:
  • Responsibilities where the person offering for transport is outside of Canada
  • ERAPs for infectious substances
    • Requirements for technical advisor availability
    • Need for emergency response exercises

Enabling Act: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

OPI: Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary consultations held between March 17, 2017 and May 1, 2017.

There will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2018.

Departmental contact

Benoit Turcotte
Executive Director, Regulatory Frameworks & International Engagement
Regulatory Affairs
Tel.: (613) 990-1159
Email: Benoit.Turcotte@tc.gc.ca

The following six regulatory proposals were on the 2017-2019 Forward Regulatory Plan but have been removed as they were pre-published in Canada Gazette, Part I within the last six months:

  1. Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I and VII – Flight Duty Time and Fatigue Risk Management)
  2. Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV)
  3. Transportation Of Dangerous Goods by Rail Security Regulations
  4. Regulations Amending the Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations
  5. Regulations Amending the Vessel Operations Restriction Regulations, 2016
  6. Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Marine Provisions)

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

 
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